Reporter (Manufacturing, Trade, Retail)
TECH: Upfront leads $2.5 million raise to support social network startup
The team at Valence Enterprises looks to connect black professionals.
LA, Long Beach are feeling the impact of tariffs
Port of Los Angeles head Gene Seroka warns of consequences from the U.S.-China trade war.
To win back holiday shoppers, LA’s malls will go all out this season
L.A.’s malls seek to entice holiday shoppers this season with celebrities, cocktails and parties.
The nation’s two busiest ports saw imports plummet in September when a range of Chinese goods were hit with a 15% tariff. Imports dropped 14% in September — the worst decline in more than a year.
Grocer aims to provide personalized experience
Smart & Final Stores revamps online shopping portals and mobile apps.
Toymaker sees sales surge 18% thanks to ‘Frozen 2’
Walt Disney Co.’s “Frozen 2” doesn’t leave Jakks Pacific out in the cold.
Ntwrk blends streetwear style with a QVC approach
Ntwrk’s Aaron Levant and Jamie Iovine look to sell streetwear with a QVC approach.
TECH: Booking service enters crowded space
Salon booking service Boulevard raised $11 million in Series A funding, the company announced Nov. 4.
FOOD: Confidence grows after posting first profit
After his company reported its first quarterly profit, Beyond Meat’s Ethan Brown is looking to go global.
Mattel shares surged in after-hours trading on better-than-expected earnings for the third quarter and news that the company plans to hire a new chief financial officer.